Sony's assured that AWOL Team Ico project The Last Guardian "will ship". Although it adds the caveat, "when it's absolutely ready."
Speaking in an interview with Gamespot, PlayStation software development head Scott Rohde said of the missing-in-action PS3 exclusive:
"I will not give you a detailed update, but I will say one thing and it goes back to innovation and to gamers and to quality. That title is going to ship when it's absolutely ready."
Pushed for more info, he added: "It's going to ship at sometime, and it's going to ship when it's ready. And I think that's a really important thing to remember, is that it would be very easy to ship a game when it's not quite ready because we need to meet a business plan.
"Gamers are first, and the experiences we provide are first. And that's why we're gonna talk about that game when we're ready to talk about it."
Sony said this month Last Guardian skipped E3 because of "technical difficulties".